Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong
announced Friday that the club has re-signed forward Adam Cracknell. The team has also signed forward Cody Beach to an entry level
25, made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut on Dec. 15 at Detroit and
dressed in 24 games overall for the Blues in 2010-11 posting seven points
(three goals, four assists) including his first career NHL goal on March 12 vs.
Detroit. The 6’1”, 216-pound forward also made 76 appearances with the
Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen, recording 38
points including 17 goals and 21 assists.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan native was originally drafted by Calgary in the
ninth round, 279th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He
was signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 23, 2009.
Beach, 18, spent the majority of the 2010-11 season
with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Moose Jaw Warriors recording 34 points
(six goals, 28 assists) and 163 penalty minutes in 40 games. Overall, the 6’5, 185-pound forward has spent
the past three seasons in the WHL between Moose Jaw and the Calgary Hitmen
totaling 63 points (14 goals, 49 assists) and 395 penalty minutes in 111 games.
The Nanaimo, British Columbia native was originally
drafted by the Blues in the fifth round, 134th overall, of the 2010
NHL Entry Draft.